CON Faculty Accomplishments
Apr 8, 2019 12:00 AM
Simulation Center Staff Debbie Boulter and Patrick Murphy:
Let’s give a shout out to Debbie Boulter and Patrick Murphy, who both passed their certification exams for simulations operations!
Carrie Radmill, Associate Director of Student Services, chaired the Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals (GNAP) Network this past year. Under her leadership, the 2019 GNAP conference was held last week here in Salt Lake City. Following the conference, I received the following from Beth Aronson, Director of Membership and Business Development for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN): “To say it was a pleasure to work with Carrie over the last year is an understatement. She was an amazing leader within AACN and among her peers as she lead out group over the course of 12 months. I’ve been managing the GNAP leadership network for 14 years and it’s hard to imagine that someone could match her performance as we move forward.” Conference presenters included former dean Trish Morton who talked about the DNP / PhD dual degree; Eric Kenney, our SalesForce guru; and a male student nursing panel that featured several of our students, including faculty member and PhD student Marc-Aurel Martial.
Carrie Radmill also received the GNAP Sandy J. Cody Service Award for her leadership in the GNAP organization. The nomination letter noted Carrie’s “thoughtful and inclusive leadership” and her “amazing sense of humor and positive attitude . . she is someone you can always depend on.”
Faculty member and midwife Christina Elmore and her student Erminia Martinez were both awarded grants from the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) to cover their expenses in an upcoming trip related to maternal-child health in Guatemala. CLAS Director Claudio Holzner commented on their innovative proposal and the groundwork they have carried out thus far to ensure a successful trip.
T32 post-doctoral fellow has the following accepted for publication:
Lorinda A. Coombs, PhD, FNP-BC, AOCNP®, and Caroline Stephens, RN, PhD, GNP Identifying the Contribution of Nurse Practitioners in the Care of Older Adults With Cancer, Oncology Nursing Forum MAY 2019, VOL. 46, NO. 3
Under the faculty mentorship of Sara Simonsen, the Honors College selected nursing student Camrey Johnson as the 2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher! A luncheon to honor Camrey and Sara will be held later today.
Last week, Gwen Latendresse and Linda Edelman were honored at the “Celebrate U: A showcase of extraordinary faculty achievements” for their ongoing research and scientific contribution to the discovery of new knowledge. The event was hosted by the Vice President for Research and highlighted the work of two outstanding faculty from each college on the University Campus. Linda and Gwen have made unique and significant contributions to the nursing discipline: Linda’s recent success has been related to training / educational grants (HRSA’s Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program and Nursing Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention to facilitate the work of nurses in primary care settings); and Gwen’s current research examines the use of telehealth to reduce perinatal depressive symptoms in diverse populations.
Sue Chase-Cantarini and Susan Hall presented an hour-long webinar for the National Consortium Telehealth Resource Centers recently. They were selected to present their work with the Interprofessional Education Model for Telehealth in an Academic Setting, representing the Northwest Telehealth Region. The consortium consists of 12 regional telehealth centers across the U. S. focused on advancing accessibility of telehealth notably in rural areas; and advancing telehealth in practice, care delivery, and education. Congratulations!
The College of Nursing Alumni Board and members of the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Gamma Rho Chapter held a highly successful “Spring Board to Success” event for current students and new graduates. The purpose of this event, our second annual, focused on providing strategies to build a successful career in nursing. Planning team members included Marc-Aurel Martial, Nanci McLeskey, Sue Chase Cantarini, Janzell Tutor, and Lexis Artez. Keynote speaker featured Barbara Wilson and breakout sessions were provided by Clare Kranz, Glenda Christiaens, Linda Edelman, Cheryl Armstrong, Ann Butt, and Ellois Bailey.